M.B.A. Admissions Requirements – No GMAT

M.B.A. Admissions Requirements

Making the decision to earn your Master’s in Business Administration is a big deal, and we’re here to help you through the admissions process. Please review our admissions requirements carefully. Whether you’re applying to our main M.B.A. program or a specialized M.B.A. (healthcare management, real estate or sustainable business), the admissions requirements are the same. If you have any questions, we’re here for you: admissions@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6268.

Application Deadline

All of our M.B.A. programs accept students year-round, which means you can begin your business administration coursework in the fall, winter, spring or summer. We do advise, though, that you submit your application no later than four-weeks prior to the start of classes so we have time to review and process your application and get you started.

M.B.A: Admissions Requirements

Because you are applying to a master’s program at Marylhurst, we require that you hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. You will also need five years of full-time, professional work experience. No GMAT is required unless your G.P.A. and professional work experience do not satisfy these minimum admissions requirements, in which case you may substitute a GMAT score of 550 or above.

Michaela Hanson – Admissions Counselor for Business Programs

“As a Marylhurst student, you will be challenged to find ways to elevate your impact within your community and on a global scale. As an admission counselor, I’m here to help you through the admission process so that you can focus on making your own impact.”

Contact Information
Michaela Hanson

Application Process

Here are the items you will need to submit to formally apply for the Master’s in Business Administration program. As you review the list, know that we’re here to help you if you have any questions about the required materials for admissions. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Complete the online application
    Don’t worry about finishing the application in one session. You can save your work, log out and return to the application at a later time. Your information will be saved.
  • Within the online application, you will also be directed to submit:
    • Resume
    • Official transcript from the regionally accredited institution where you earned a degree
      (additional transcripts may be requested as proof of program pre-requisites). 
    • Recommendations
    • Five years of full-time, professional work experience
    • Statement of Intent

As part of the application process, you will also be invited for an interview with program faculty. Interviews are scheduled once we receive your completed application.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts must be received by Marylhurst University in the original unopened envelope or through approved electronic means from the originating institution. Sounds very legal, but it’s pretty straightforward: contact your previous institutions and request an official transcript to be sent directly to Marylhurst: 17600 Pacific HWY, PO Box 261, Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. Official transcripts can also be sent via a secure delivery service such as National Student Clearinghouse, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Parchment. Directions on how to do this will also be available within the online admissions application.

Statement of Intent
This is a short (two-to-five pages) statement that describes:

  • An important professional experience and what your learned from it
  • Your life goals
  • How a Marylhurst M.B.A. will help you achieve your goals

We really simplified this process. All you will need are the names and contact information (email) for your recommenders. In the online application, you will be prompted to input their information. This sends your recommenders an email with directions on how to submit their recommendation letter. Easy, right?

  Are you applying as an international student?  Please review these additional requirements for graduate international student applicants.

Begin the process by creating your online application account. That will get your admissions application started.

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